SO. MANY. USES.
I’ll admit, I’ve been riding the coconut oil hype train for a while.
This was me up until a week ago:
“Hey, person I know, how have you been? Oh, you have irritated skin? You should try Coconut Oil. A Yeast infection? Coconut Oil bath. Wow, you have dry skin too? You should read my blog…and try a Simple Sugar Scrub. Having marital troubles? You two need to get some coconut oil in your relationship.”
Yes, I was that irritating person.
Thank you to all of my friends and family who haven’t punched me in the face yet.
Blinded by the internet articles that circulate their way through social media, I hyped the crap out of coconut oil. Well, guess what? Coconut oil doesn’t fix everything. It is true that the oil has many properties that are enticing but if you try to cure a yeast infection with it, chances are you’ll just end up with a slippery (and still itchy) vagina. Sorry.
BUT…Coconut oil is excellent at many things and I love it for the plethora of tasks and ailments it can successfully soothe. My favorites are those pertaining to sensitive skin;
Eye Makeup Remover.
Utilize coconut oil and some cotton pads to melt away your makeup and reap some pretty sweet benefits in the process!
- Less rubbing: Oil naturally dissolves most makeup products, making them easy to wipe away. The less you tug at your sensitive eye area, the more good you are doing in the fight against wrinkles. *Waterproof items are not as easily removed by oil due to the chemical nature and may need higher power remover…with chemicals.*
- Soothe and Hydrate: No harsh cleanser means less irritation, and natural oils like coconut can benefit the skin’s moisture barrier.
- Less is More: It takes a very small amount of oil to do a big job. I tend to use too much and consequently get oil in my eye balls. It doesn’t hurt, but it is irritating nonetheless. Also, In the long run it just may save you some dolla dolla bills.
Since you are probably all hyper about coconut oil like I was, I bet you have some lying around your kitchen. I use the same stuff I cook with, LoAnna 100% Pure Coconut Oil, and keep it in a mini glass jelly jar. As for the cotton pads, any ol’ brand will do. I get them at the grocery store next to the cotton swabers.
Now grab a clean container, scoop some oil, and for goodness sake don’t get it in your eyes.
And stay tuned for a very honest opinion on another new craze to hit the cleansing world, micellar water. Spoiler alert: It is pretty legit.
I need a bit of coconut oil in my life <3
Serene | I Am Serene L
LOL oh yes! I think my attitude needs a little today, too 😉
I think mine too loool! Xoxo
Dana @ IveGotCake
Oh yeah. Don’t sleep on coconut oil.
That shit is the businessssss
Amen to that Dana
You know, I’m probably the only guy that liked this post. But I don’t care. Next time I hear someone talk about coconut oil I can just scream at them: IT DOESN’T FIX EVERYTHING, THOUGH. Thank you.
Thank goodness someone took away my second biggest point. Now I can finally sleep! So thank you Paul. Also, I think Ben’s Bitter Blog is my other male reader so don’t feel too bad about it!
The beginning of this post had me LMAO! Hahahahahahah!!!! I’ve been into oil pulling with coconut oil and have used it as a moisturizer before, but somehow I have never tried it to remove my makeup?!?!? In the winter sometimes I like to mix a little bit of lavender oil with my coconut oil and use it on my legs – smells great, soothes, and moisturizes.
I’m telling ya, coconut oil will not cure everything but it sure will take off a few layers of liner! I’ve wanted to try oil pulling and have debated it for a blog post!!! Oooo and I love the idea of adding lavender too!
The oil pulling is so weird at first, but I swear it makes me feel awesome!! ALSO, it seriously whitens teeth naturally!